Ansel Adams’ granddaughter to speak at ‘Ding’ Darling

by Stacey Henson, February 28, 2015

Adams rose to prominence as a photographer of the American West, particularly of California’s Yosemite National Park. As an environmental activist, he used his work to promote conservation of wilderness areas. One of his earliest books “Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada” contained text written by Sierra Club founder John Muir. Adam’s iconic black-and-white images helped […]


Ansel Adams’ Son to Open Photo Exhibit’s West Coast Premiere

by Ken Stone – Times of San Diego February 5, 2015

The son of Ansel Adams, whose photos helped expand the national park system, will attend the opening festivities of the West Coast premiere of “Fragile Waters.” The traveling display of 119 photographs, many not previously exhibited, will be at the Maritime Museum of San Diego and feature black and white images by environmentalists Adams, Ernest H. […]

Ansel Adams in Yosemite - Celebrating the Park at 150

“Ansel Adams in Yosemite Valley: Celebrating the Park at 150” by Peter Galassi, with photographs by Ansel Adams (Little, Brown and Company, 204 pages, in stores) From age 14, photographer and conservationist Ansel Adams (1902–1984) visited Yosemite Valley annually. Adams once said: “Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and […]


An In-Depth History of Group f.64

by Jonathan Blaustein – NY Time Blog December 11, 2014

In 1967, a 20-year-old photography student named Mary Street Alinder went to the University of Oregon for a workshop featuring several of her idols, four of the original members of the famed Group f.64: Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Brett Weston and Willard Van Dyke. The experience changed her life, starting with her working for Adams […]


Market Snapshot: Ansel Adams

by Chloe Wyma, Art.Net November 5, 2014

Ansel Adams American (1902–1984) Robert Mann Gallery Landscape photographer and environmental activist Ansel Adams’s lucid black and white photographs of the American wilderness helped establish photography as a legitimate art form. A half-century later, there is still an unimpeachable interest in his work at virtually any price point. “Ansel’s work seems to be sort of […]


Through the eyes of his son

by Amelia Wedemeyer – Winona Post October 13, 2014

Ansel Adams photography coming to Winona The beauty of the American West is immortalized in the landscape photography of Ansel Adams, who was one of the most influential American photographers, and through his photography, one of the country’s most important environmentalists. Saturated and stark, his stunning black and white images of landmark landscapes, such as […]

Moonrise, Hernandez by Ansel Adams

ANSEL ADAMS: CLASSIC IMAGES to Be Displayed, 10/23

by BWW October 1, 2014

Robert Mann Gallery is pleased to announce Ansel Adams: Classic Images. Presenting some of both Adams’ best-known photographs as well as stellar lesser-seen works-including several vintage prints dating back to the artist’s very early career in the 1920s-this group by the legendary photographer spans the grand scope of his Western landscapes. Seminal images such as […]

The Ansel Adams Wilderness

For 25 years, Peter Essick traveled the globe as a National Geographic photographer, and he was recently named one of the world’s 40 most-influential nature photographers. In 2010, Essick began “a potentially controversial” project in his native California: shooting in Ansel Adams’ Sierra Nevada—and in Adams’ signature black-and-white style. Paying homage to a master without […]

David Johnson

From Jacksonville to Ansel Adams: David Johnson’s unlikely journey

by Matt Soergel – September 14, 2014

A man’s life cannot be summed up in 10 words. After all, those words, etched in concrete at a San Francisco plaza, only hint at the unlikely journey taken by their subject: “David Johnson, photographer and photojournalist. He studied with Ansel Adams.” Johnson was born in segregated Jacksonville in 1926, given up by his parents, […]


10 Reasons The Wilderness Act Was One Of The Best Ideas Ever

by Katherine Boehrer – The Huffington Post September 3, 2014

The Wilderness Act turns 50 this week, marking the anniversary of the preservation of some of our most treasured national lands. Passed in 1964, the Wilderness Act established the National Wilderness Preservation System and created the first official wilderness areas. When it was signed into law by President Johnson, the act designated 54 places spanning […]